Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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This page is for the 2019 soft reboot. For the original 2007 release, see Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. For the updated 2016 version, see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare cover
Developers
Infinity Ward
Windows Beenox
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows October 25, 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.
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General information

Official PC forums
Community subreddit

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Battle.net
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Operator Edition and Operator Enhanced Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Operator Edition and Operator Enhanced Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Operator Edition and Operator Enhanced Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Operator Edition and Operator Enhanced Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Battle.net DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty Modern Warfare\players

Video settings[edit]

In-game Graphics settings.
In-game Graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Cutscenes are letterboxed to 21:9.
Multi-monitor
Hor+ gameplay and menus. Cutscenes are 16:9 pillarboxed.[1][2]
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay and menus.[3][4]
4K Ultra HD
[5]
Field of view (FOV)
Adjustable between 36-89° vertical and 60-120° horizontal.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen, Fullscreen Borderless and Fullscreen Extended window available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Low, Normal and High settings available.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA (1x and Temporal 2x), Filmic SMAA Temporal 2x and SSAA available via adjustment of Render Resolution.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Features 3 frame-caps for individual adjustment (In-Game, In-Menu & Out of Focus).
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[6]
Color blind mode
Protanopia, Deuteranopia and Trianopia available.

Input settings[edit]

In-game Mouse settings.
In-game Mouse settings.
Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Features 6 sensitivity options for individual adjustment (Vertical, Ground Vehicles, Air Vehicles, Tablet, ADS (High & Low Zoom).
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
An option to swap between keyboard and gamepad without needing the other is accessible in-game.
Controller remapping
Only layout presets available.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
DualShock 4 prompts are available in-game.[7]
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Only in menus.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game Audio Settings.
In-game Audio Settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Dialogue, Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
20

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Dedicated
[8]

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[9]
TCP 3074, 27014-27050
UDP 3074, 3478, 4379-4380, 27000-27031, 27036
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Campaign cutscene stuttering

This has been largely fixed as of the 11/16/2019 patch.[10]
Micro-stuttering & audio-desync during cutscene playback in Campaign Mode

As of launch there are severe and frequent stutters and audio de-syncing issues when viewing story cutscenes in the Campaign mode. This is suspected to be caused by the game loading a large amount of assets in the background, and Infinity Ward are aware of the issue, promising to deliver a hotfix soon.[11]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 Uses D3D12on7 on Windows 7
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Supports Nvidia's RTX ray-tracing technology via DXR.

Middleware[edit]

Uses RAD's Oodle compression
Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.300o
Multiplayer Battle.net

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 7 64-Bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-Bit (version 1709 or later)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-4340
AMD FX-6300
System memory (RAM) 8GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 175GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB / GTX 1650 4GB
AMD Radeon HD 7950
DirectX Requires DirectX 12 compatible system compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection Required
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Support for Windows 7 comes from the bundled D3D12on7 runtime. This effectively means that the in-between Windows 8 isn't supported at all.
The game requires a CPU with POPCNT instructions.[12]

References

  1. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-10-30
    Tested at 5760x1080 custom resolution.
  2. GET READY FOR CALL OF DUTY®: MODERN WARFARE®: PC LAUNCH TRAILER AND PC PRELOAD INFORMATION DROPS TODAY! - last accessed on 2019-10-30
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-10-30
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  4. GET READY FOR CALL OF DUTY®: MODERN WARFARE®: PC LAUNCH TRAILER AND PC PRELOAD INFORMATION DROPS TODAY! - last accessed on 2019-10-30
  5. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-10-30
    Tested at 3840x2060 custom resolution.
  6. Day One Patch Notes, Updates, and Intel! - last accessed on 2019-10-30
  7. How to Play Cod MW On PC With A Controller ! Easy Setup Guide ! *PC GAMERS* - YouTube
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will provide dedicated servers on all platforms - last accessed on 2019-10-30
  9. Ports Used for Call of Duty Games - Activision Support - last accessed on {{{date}}}
  10. https://twitter.com/InfinityWard/status/1195372997403561986
  11. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-11-10
    Stuttering due to streaming in assets still existing even after 2 major patches.
  12. Verified by Mirh from his own crash dump